Current Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OFFICERS

 

 

Kevin Tate, Chairman
President, 2011 - 2012
Treasurer 2010 - 2011
Director 2008 - 2010
Director Term Ends 2015
Mississippi

Kevin Tate is the Creative Director for Mossy Oak Productions. He supervises post production staff, quality control and editing on television/video products and writes voice-over copy. In addition, Kevin crafts a weekly newspaper column for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

 

Tom Opre, President
Secretary 2012 - 2014
Director, term ends 2015
Montana

Tom Opre is a second-generation, outdoor communicator. He has traveled the world in pursuit of the best hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures. He's the owner of Tahoe Films, Ltd. with 22 years experience as a producer and director. He's developed television spots for numerous companies such as Federal Cartridge, Aimpoint, Otis Technology, Polaris ATV and others. Tom is a lifetime NRA member. He resides in Flathead, Mont., with his wife Olivia Nalos Opre and children. tahoefilms.com

 

 

Doug Gilmer, Secretary
Director, term ends 2015
Virginia

Gilmer's communications/media career began in 1996 in the law enforcement and tactical area. He filmed several episodes of “World’s Wildest Police Chases,” “Police Crashes,” and “Moment of Impact” with Sheriff John Bunnell. Ultimately, this led to writing several articles for law enforcement and professional publications. Gilmer's true passion, however, was writing for the traditional outdoor market. In 2004, he published his first outdoor articles in The Christian Sportsman magazine. Now he is a contributing editor for the magazine and has had articles featured in several other mainstream outdoor publications. gilmeroutdoors.com

 

Tony Bynum, Treasurer
Director
Montana

Tony's unique wildlife, hunting, and outdoor photographs have been featured on the covers of many major traditional sporting magazines, including: Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Wyoming Wildlife, and Montana Magazine. He is the Photo Editor for Western Hunter and Elk Hunter Magazine, and writes a photography column for Western Hunter Magazine. tonybynum.com

 


 

DIRECTORS

 

Steve McGrath
Corporate Partner Director, Term ends 2016
Utah

Once known as “the guy that can burn water,” Steve McGrath is now marketing and PR Director of Camp Chef. Thankfully his culinary skills have taken a turn for the better. Only his wife and two children supersede his passion for the outdoors. Though fly fishing remains his favorite past time there is still plenty of his time spent in the duck blinds of the Pacific Flyway. campchef.com

 

 

Kristine Houtman
Director, Term ends 2016
Minnesota

Although Kristine Houtman has been a member of the outdoor industry for over 20 years, the writing side of her career started in 2010 with the publication of her first book – A Whirlwind Opener, a chapter book for eight- to 12-year-old readers. Writing under initials K.J., she published five children’s books and an adult non-fiction co-authored with business colleague Bill Miller, entitled Reflections Under the Big Pine. Houtman has been a weekly columnist at Outdoor Hub since January 2014. Past employers including American Sportfishing Association and North American Media Group placed Houtman in hunting and fishing marketing management roles, including running the well-known Masters Walleye Circuit for nine seasons. fishonkidsbooks.com

 


Kevin Reese
Director, Term ends 2016
Texas

Kevin Reese is an award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, editor, videographer and the host of GO Tips on Global Outfitters TV Show. As a freelancer, he works tirelessly to promote our outdoor heritage through a diverse range of media outlets including the NSSF, Remington Outdoor Foundation, Outdoor Hub, Global Outfitters and others. 

 


James Powell
Director, Term ends 2017
Tennessee

James brings two decades of experience in publishing, corporate communications, public and media relations and wildlife management to his endeavors. James has held communications positions with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Cabela’s and Plum Creek Timber Company. He currently serves as Director of Communications for Ducks Unlimited, where he directs communications support for DU’s conservation delivery. He has a B.A. in English from Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University. James is an avid angler and waterfowler who also enjoys hunting big game and upland birds. 

 


Josh Wolfe
Director, Term ends 2017
Tennessee

Wolfe is the assistant editor of Sporting Classics magazine and the editor of its online publication, Sporting Classics Daily. Josh is also a contributor to OutdoorHub and Global Outfitters, and hopes to inflate that balloon over the next couple years. For Wolfe, it’s the power of the pen that makes the outdoor adventure live forever – as it is resurrected on the page in front of him. 

 


Jim Zumbo
Director, Term ends 2017
Wyoming

Zumbo is a POMA founding father, one of the 10 people who launched the organization. He is also a 40-year veteran outdoor writer with more than 2,000 articles and 3,000 photos published. He has dedicated his life to supporting and defending hunting, and describing ways for people to become better hunters in his books, lectures, magazine articles, and television show Jim Zumbo Outdoors on Outdoor Channel. He travels 250 days a year with rifle, shotgun, and fishing rod, collecting content, photos and great stories. Jim also is deeply involved in working with wounded veterans, getting them outdoors, and recharging their lives.